Karpovs 2.5 West Orange 1.5
The league-leading, 2-0 Karpovs struggled against a somewhat weak lineup but prevailed; thanks to board 1 win from Steve Stoyko and two huge time-pressure gifts.
Kortchnois 2.5 Staten Island 1.5
Ari Minkov & Richard Lewis won with the White pieces & Mark Schwarcz drew with his namesakes to give the defending champion, 1-1 Kortchnois a win in N.Y.
Sparta 3 Kramniks 1
Sparta received wins by Mark Van Der Veen, Rick Schluter & Russ Avarella. Ziggy Bliznikas's victory was the only bright spot for Kramniks, who have yet to take a match.
Hamilton 2.5 Summit 1.5
Hamilton got wins from Joshua Hill & Charles Miller, plus a draw by Tom Stanics; to move into 2nd place.
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